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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely gardens to take a stroll around. Lovely gardens to look at and many places to sit and have a picnic. Just lovely.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Claireklaus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I Loved it so peaceful so calm and so relaxing. if you wanna skip the hustle of Life and wanna grab some fresh air and get lost in nature there is your place. you can sit walk and relax. if you get hungry there is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JohnnyFlyGuy547
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very large park for a city this size. A wide variety of scenery, a meandering steam, and arboretum and right in town. Don't miss this.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dbcox2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place. Unfortunately it started raining quite heavily do we had to leave. Grounds are well kept. It looked it would have nice to have had a few hours to see more.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank thefialas2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were dropped off to wander the city for a few hours before the tour buses started running. We Walked passed the gorgeous fountain and saw a Monkey Puzzle tree! I have always wanted to see one of theses. The paths are well armed with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Angela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

love this place ,beautiful and very relaxing ,fresh air , good place to walk here and wish to come back soon,

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Laurahills
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the gardens, the playgrounds and feeding the many happy ducks. It’s a great free way to spend grounding yourself or meditating against one of the beautiful old trees. Fun and grounding for the whole family!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tara C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though we visited the gardens during May, we were not disappointed. The lovely sunny day coupled with the displays provided a great afternoon exploring. The glasshouse containing an array of beautiful tropical plants is not to be missed. I can only imagine how spectacular...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Newcastlelad1311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanical gardens in Christchurch were nice to walk in, but at this time of year (april), they weren’t spectacular. Would like to see them a different time of year. The massive trees were pretty cool though.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tildekatrina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed, the gardens really are beautiful. Trees hundreds of years old set amongst manicured gardens. Tours available and a great place to take children. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 12, 2018|
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Response from 275DianneB | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. The restaurant would not be open. Plenty of lovely walks around the area
Lai G
December 8, 2017|
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Response from GeneS460 | Reviewed this property |
More than likely there will be begonias is the greenhouse in flower. There could be several other plants in bloom depending on what the gardeners have been planting in some of the rotational beds.
November 8, 2017|
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Response from 540jacintag | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the car park off Armagh St near the start of Park Tce and the end of Rolleston Avenue. You can drive through the park passed the tennis courts on the right and on to the car park on the left under the trees... More